Why Do I Need A Life Coach?

Self

Here’s a little Q&A from the land of coaching. One of the questions I am asked quite a bit is, “Why do I need a life coach?”.

The answer is, “You don’t”.

Blasphemous, right? But it’s the truth! Nobody needs a Life Coach. Just like nobody needs a personal trainer, or nobody needs a financial advisor.

Hiring someone in a support profession is a CHOICE. It is a choice that you make in service of your very best interests. It’s as though you are saying to yourself, “I am really SERIOUS about what I want to achieve in my life, and I want to give myself every opportunity to follow through and finally DO it”.

For example: It’s one thing to know intellectually that you’re supposed to go to the gym and do a little cardio and do some strength training. And it’s another thing to actually show up for an exercise class. But it’s a whoooole different animal to have a personal trainer waiting for you at an appointed time, who knows you and knows your body, who will push you, challenge you, encourage you and plow through your excuses. Hiring a personal trainer generally suggests that you mean business – and you usually see results much faster.

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